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Marko Petteri Akkanen (born in 02.03.1985)

Career Objective

To grow as a performer and entertain people from all over the world, trough any barriers caused by differentiating cultures. Use his skills to create quality entertainment for people all the ages. To make a few art projects as well.

Skills Profile

Juggling, magic and performing skills obtained from studies, various workshops and by work. Specialized in juggling with diabolos & yo-yo's. In magic specialized with stage and close-up magic.

Studies

Currently Marko studies Speech Communications (major), Computer Science and Psychology in the University of Tampere. He graduated from the high school from Nastopoli-high school in 2004 and at the same time he graduated from Lahti School of Business studies which he studied at the same time. He has also taken some courses on performing and on the sound technology (like mixers and PA equipment) as well.

Magic & Juggling

Marko got interested in magic in 1996 and since has been active in the field of magic. It all started when his friend showed small trick that Marko just had to learn to do. Juggling came along in -98. These two diciplines have helped him to grow physically and as a performer. Marko's interests in performing and communication lead him towards the Speech Communications and the University.

Highlights

1999

Became member of Suomen Taikurit Ry (Finnish magicians association)

1999-01

Student of magician Tuomo Hemmilä

2000-02

Member of the board in Suomen Taikurit Ry

2002

Founded Circus Rubberduck with Aaro Kontio

2004

Arranged and teached a magic course in Lahti

2004

Circus Rubberduck as a official company

2004

Magic/Juggling teacher in Nuokun Sirkus in Lahti

2005

Obligatory military service in Finland

2006

Started his Speech Communication studies

2006

Various circus productions and performances

2006

Multimagiga production together with Helsinki city theater in Studio Pasila www.hkt.fi/ (multimagiga)

2006

Starged studies in the University of Tampere

2007

Magic course together with Sorin Sirkus in Tampere

2007

Temppuja & Taikoja tour to preschools in Helsinki

2007

Torveloita vai Taikureita? -magicshow in Linnanmäki theme park in Helsinki

2007

Joulun Siivet (Wings of Christmas) production in Espoo

2008

Finnish Diabolo Convention Organizer

2008

Joulun Siivet (Wings of Christmas) production in Tampere-talo, Mikkeli, Äänekoski, Jyväskylä

2008-09

Chairman of Finnish Diabolo Assocation

2009

Finnish Diabolo Convention Organizer 2009


Awards

Finnish Diabolo Nationals, 3rd place (2010)
Finnish Yo-yo Nationals, 1A-Division 2nd place (2010)
Finnish Yo-yo Nationals, X-Division 2nd place (2010)
Finnish Diabolo Nationals, 3rd place (2009)
Young Finnish magicians championships, 3rd place (2002)
Young Finnish magicians championships, 3rd place (2000)

Fundings

Taiteen Keskustoimikunta funded the production of first Finnish diabolo dvd in the year 2004. It was given to Aaro Kontio and his workgroup (eg Marko Akkanen).

Kadotettu Taika workgroup (Anssi Kankkunen, Tapio Kankaanpää, Marko Akkanen) funding for a magic production rehearsals from Satakunnan Taidetoimikunta.

Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Satakunta, Kadotettu Taika -worgroup funding for a circus performance production in the year 2005

Lahden Kulttuuritoimi, funding for Marko Akkanen and the workgroup for a Circus Rubberducks production called "Hattu" (the Hat).

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